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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2011, 07:50 AM »

My goal is a weight system that costs less than a dime.

If you're main objective is that it should be cheap, get 2 bits of 6mm or 8mm-ish I.D. tube (depending on your spine dia.) about 40mm long, punch a hole in one side of each about 10mm from one end. Slide the spine in the short end and out through the hole ( like LE fittings in the old days) put the other on the opposite way around so the 2 loose ends face each other. Now find an old 6/8mm bolt, bit of rod, 6" nail etc and push it into the 2 loose ends and bring them together enclosing the rod/bolt.

Cheap and a lot less likely to go AWOL than a balloon full of coins.

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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2011, 08:04 AM »

I find something elongated and heavy in the garage (usually just a section or 2 of soldering material) wrap it once around with gaffers tape and then tape that to the base of the spine with gaffers tape going around the spine and weight.  It blends in so well, you can't even see it.

I never add or remove weight once I find what I like, so this system works really well for my fine-tuning the weight to what I like.

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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2011, 10:33 AM »

I like a piece of .240 brass rod glued to a nock and slid inside the spine.
But the price for 15 gms. blows your budget at almost $.48


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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2011, 10:46 AM »

At the other end of the spectrum, tungsten rod (.188 dia) looks pretty nice.

Density over 19 gm/cc  Huh

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